Zipper Cocktail

Zipper Cocktail Recipe

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail

The zipper is a fun and refreshing cocktail that is incredibly easy to mix up. It is, quite simply, a sparkling drink of vodka and Chambord and it's a true delight for any occasion. As a bonus, you may even have all three ingredients needed right there in your bar

The recipe may simple, yet the taste is amazing. The sweet raspberry liqueur backed up by a punch of vodka is the perfect background for a little sparkle. It's one that you'll fall for on the first sip and it may even become a new favorite for happy hour.

Not only is the zipper delicious when poured according to the recipe, but it is a great foundation for a few enhancements. You can also turn it into a tall drink for an even more refreshing beverage.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Zipper Cocktail Recipe
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  2. Build the ingredients in a chilled old-fashioned glass with ice.

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  3. Garnish with berries and mint.

    Zipper Cocktail Recipe
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  4. Serve and enjoy!

    Zipper Cocktail Recipe
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It's easy to make this drink taller or by the pitcher: Just add more soda to taste. For a large batch, keep the vodka and Chambord at equal pours, then add about four or five times that amount of soda. Add ice to individual glasses, and pour the mix over top.

Recipe Variations

How Strong Is the Zipper?

The zipper is a relatively gentle drink and its strength can be adjusted by the amount of soda you pour. When made with 80-proof vodka and 1 ounce of soda, the alcohol content is around 16 percent ABV (32 proof). If you pour 5 ounces of soda to fill a tall glass, you'll knock it down to a mild 7 percent ABV (14 proof).